Emily Hampshire will play Brad Pitt's character in the television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's sci-fi thriller 12 Monkeys.
It's an exciting role for the 32-year-old from Montreal, who is probably best known for playing opposite Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis.
In a intriguing bit of casting, Hampshire will play Jennifer Goines, a female adaptation of the character Jeffery Goines.
Brad Pitt's iconic interpretation of the erratic mental patient in the 1995 movie won him a Golden Globe.
Aaron Stanford (X-Men) will play James Cole, the role originated by Bruce Willis, in the small-screen adaptation.
The 13-episode series is slated to air on the American cable channel Syfy this January.
12 Monkeys begins filming next month in Toronto.